Call Senators About Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Nomination

By Richard Land
Jul 13, 2009

Dear Friends:

The U.S. Senate has just begun hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the next associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate’s decision on whether to confirm President Obama’s nominee will be one of enormous consequence. Sotomayor could shape the court for decades.

After carefully examining her record as a lower court judge, we believe that Sotomayor should not be confirmed to serve on the nation’s highest court. Our conclusion:

Sonia Sotomayor’s record reveals that she is perfectly willing to lift the blindfold of justice to achieve her desired result. She is a judge with a terribly flawed view of the judicial system at best or a judge who simply doesn’t care what the law says at worst. She has constantly shown her lack of deference to the Constitution. She is the type of justice who instead of applying the law neutrally will redefine the law to conform to her policy preferences.

The bottom line is that Sonia Sotomayor is an unpredictable wildcard. Across the issues her record is either far too thin or hidden behind non-published orders and per curium opinions. Simply put, placing Sonia Sotomayor on the highest court in the land jeopardizes our nation’s commitment to equal treatment under the law.

For more information:

Executive Summary of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Judicial Ideology (160 KB PDF)

Fact Sheet of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Judicial Ideology (365 KB PDF)

If you agree with our analysis of Judge Sotomayor, we encourage you to contact your senators to oppose her confirmation. You can dial the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or reach them through our Website.

With issues such as the protection of unborn human life, marriage, and religious liberty hanging in the balance, now is no time to remain silent.

Thank you for standing up and speaking out.

In His Service,

Dr. Richard Land
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Southern Baptist Convention

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